Ascent of Sheep Mountain on 2011-12-11
|Others in Party:||Adam Helman|
|Date:||Sunday, December 11, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3156 ft / 961 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNavigation is easy, but the rock higher up can be imposing. If you are careful, the scrambling is never worse than low class-3, but it is relentless. You do need to be able to sniff out the routes. It is very easy to get caught up in small cliffs.
You aim for a highpoint along the ridge, then down its south-east faing side. Here is the crux, a chute with enough steepness and exposure to rate low class-4. Then you aim for the summit. Keep high, but you may need to traverse in some spots. One traverse ran about 50 feet, with 30-foot drops below. The ledge was just a foot or two wide, but the holds were solid.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2572 ft / 783 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.8 mi / 7.7 km|
| Trailhead:||584 ft / 178 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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